Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 30th. April and 1st. May 2016:  

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

“Sixth Sunday of Easter”

Blessed Edmund Rice

Blessed Edmund Rice

Priests of the Parish:

Liam Cassin Telephone: 056 776 8693     or     Mobile 087 231 2354

Peter Hoyne Telephone:   056 776 8678    or     Mobile 086 373 8492

Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish:      –       Monday 2nd. to Sunday 8th. May 2016.

Hugginstown:    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30a.m.

Vigil – Saturday 7th. at 8.00p.m.;        Sunday 8th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:        Wednesday and Friday at 7.00p.m.

                  Vigil – Saturday 7th. at 6.30p.m.;        Sunday 8th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 2nd.     Feast of St. Athanasius.   Tuesday 3rd. Feast of Sts. Philip and James

Thursday 5th.    Feast of Blessed Edmund Rice

Friday 6th.                                  First Friday.

Visitation with Holy Communion will take place as usual next week-end. Please let us know if you would like to receive

Holy Communion in your home for the First Fridays or at any other time.

Pray For:        Anna Patricia O’Shea, Dunamaggan; Paddy Reade, Kilmoganny;

both who die during the week.

Anniversaries:   Angela Lee, Cherrymount. Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 30th. April at 6.30p.m.

Mary (Mollie) O’Shea, Lismatigue. Nicholas Duggan, Ballinteskin:     Michael Maher, Hugginstown.

Rota for next week-end:  7th. and 8th. May 2016    (Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord)


Stoneyford:        Saturday 6.30p.m. Catherina Roche; Sunday 10.00a.m. Pat Fennelly;

Hugginstown:    Saturday 8.00p.m. Eileen Aylward; Sunday 11.00a.m. Noreen Kenneally;

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:        Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny;      Sunday 10.00a.m. T. J. Mills.

Hugginstown:    Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Cuddihy;   Sunday 11.00a.m. Carmel O’Toole.

A New Rota for the next twelve months will be printed soon; please ring 056 776 8693 if you would like to add, take from or change from the present one.

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 8th. May at 11.00a.m.   –   Ann O’Leary, Tramore.


Congratulations to Michael Thomas Evan Butler, The Lodge, Floodhall and his parents Shelagh and Evan. Michael was baptised in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 24th. April.

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

The next ‘Get Together’ will be on Tuesday 3rd. May from 2.00p.m. to 4.30p.m. in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket. All are very welcome to attend.

Fit Club:

Exercise classes for adults (men and women) in Stoneyford Community Centre . Come along and enjoy some gentle exercises in a fun atmosphere with a fully qualified and insured older adult instructor. Classes take place every Wednesday evening at 8.15pm and will help you get a little bit fitter while having fun with friends. For more details please contact 086 364 9923


Jubilee Volunteers are needed in Rome for this year. Volunteers are asked to give at least a week (or 4 days for the major events) in Rome. The Volunteers will welcome pilgrims at several meeting points, providing information about the services available to pilgrims; they will accompany pilgrims on the pathways designated specifically for them to reach the Papal Basilicas. To become a candidate, you must fill out the application form which can be got from Ossory Adult Faith Development or from

Ossory Vocations Information Day:

Information Day will take place on Saturday May 14th. in The Chapter Room, St. Mary’s Cathedral. Kilkenny.   Starting time 10.30a.m. For further information contact Fr. Willie Purcell at Email Phone: 087 628 6858 or Facebook: ossoryvocdir

Parish Pastoral Councils:

A Morning of Reflection for members of Parish Pastoral Councils will be held in St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny on Saturday 14th. May, from 10.00a.m. to 1.00p.m. The morning will be led by Martin Kennedy works as a trainer and facilitator with church and community groups, promoting lay involvement in the mission of the Church. Martin is married to Breda, has two adult children and lives in Killashandra.

Stoneyford Active Retirement Group:

Next meeting in the Community Centre, Stoneyford on Wednesday 4th. May at 2.30p.m. We’d love to see some new people!!. All will be most welcome.


Bingo Session in the Community Centre, Stoneyford on every Tuesday at 8.30p.m


Congratulations to Alice Kenneally, Barnadown and Philip O’Connor, Cashel, who were married in Hugginstown Church, on Saturday 30th. April.

World Youth Day 2016:

World Youth Day will be celebrated in Krakow from the 25th. to 31st. July 2016.  Young people, over the age of 18 years of age are invited to take part. Please contact Fr. Richard Scriven 087 242 0033 or Derek Dooley 087 938 4242 if any one would like to participate in this pilgrimage with Pope Francis to the homeland of Pope John Paul II.

Dates to Remember:

First Holy Communion:   For Monroe/Newmarket Schools in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 29th. May at 11.00a.m.;

Cemetery Masses:  Calvary Cemetery Mass on Friday 3rd. June at 8.00p.m.;

Stoneyford Cemetery Mass on Friday 1st. July at 8.00p.m.

Hugginstown Cemetery Mass on Saturday 2nd. July at 8.00p.m.;

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 25th. April 2016          Numbers: 15; 08; 32.           Bonus No: 11.

No Match 3 Winner:       No Match 4 Winner:                    No Jackpot Winner:

€30.00 Winners:          Bridget Fennelly, Mullinahone     Pat Duggan, Boolyglass;

T Varian, c/o E. Irish;      B Hayes, Kilkenny                 Paddy Egan, Dunamaggan.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:    Padraic Crowley; James Irish;     Caitlin Roche.

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;       Match 4: €2,000.00;     Jackpot: €10,700.00;

Next Draw on Monday 2nd. May 2016. Please submit returns by 9.00p.m.   Draw at 9.30p.m.

Kilkenny Carer Support Group:

Next meeting on Tuesday 3rd. May from 3.00p.m. to 4.30p.m. at The Village Day Centre (behind the Village Inn Pub).

Information and support for past/present carers of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. Everyone very welcome.

Thank You:

I would like to personally thank everyone who contributed to the Church Gate Collection in Stoneyford recently in aid of the Ossory Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

Much appreciated. Yours Sincerely, Muireann O’Connell


All notices for the Newsletter to be left in before 5.00p.m. on Thursdays please.  

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email






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